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on a missile, a missile aimed right at the united states. president obama reacting today saying, quote, north korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs constitute a threat to u.s. national security and the international peace and security the united states will also con continue to take steps necessary to defend ourselves and our allies. republican congressman ed royce, chair of the house foreign affairs committee also responding saying quote, today's nuclear test by north korea is yet more evidence of its deep commitment to its nuclear weapons program and demands the obama administration's attention. this test comes just weeks after north korean regime stated its goal to develop a miss till -- missile to strike the united states and mere days after it produced a outrageous video of a missile attack on new york city. just to remind you, we have 30,000 u.s. troops protecting south korea on the demilitarized zone between the north and the south. chief washington correspondent james rosen is live at the state department. james, this is chock-full. >> reporter: and scary stuff, arthe
were advanced and beyond what the democrats were able to do. the democrats under obama have caught up and far surpassed when republicans are able to do in terms of both gathering data, but then analyzing it and putting it to use, either to turn voters out, to discourage voters for the opposition from showing up, and in addition to that using social media as a way to harness support among the electorate in general. i think there are many areas here where republicans know they have to improve, but they've got to figure out how to do it, and what the chairman is doing both in visiting facebook, talking to technology experts in the bay area of northern california, and he'll be in washington state in seattle to talk about early voting in general. there, jon as you remember democrats are just a lot better right now at turning out voters for early voting. why that's so important, sometimes it's hard to convince somebody to show up on one day out of 365. but if you've got four weeks to work them over you can get them out to vote and end up with more voters. jon: success r- mark zuckerberg is
as congressional republicans. remember, president obama last year during the debate with mitt romney said the sequester won't happen, so this is going to happen on his watch. at the same time obama's approval ratings arat a three-year high. there is risk for the g.o.p. here, the republicans are very flus traited with the white house, they are staying that the white house is not serious about spending cuts so they have to take whatever cuts they can get, even these spending reduction -gs, which they don't like, but they say something has to be done. jon: along those lines rich lowry of the national review wrote this regarding republicans. he said republicans want to blame president barack obama for the idea of the sequester even though they signed on to it as a bipartisan deal to get past the tkebl ceiling showdown of 2011. do they think that no one will remember that they voted for the deal? he does have a point. >> he does. it's a tough uphill climb i think for republicans. president obama has the bully pulpit of course and right now republicans are issuing press releases. they are not i
even if it means raising some new revenue just the way obama is demanding. joining me now with his take on all of this joe trippi, howard dean's former campaign manager hanna fox news contributor. joe has a strategist do you agree that that is really what is happening here with the president? >> it's certainly by default going to go down that way. part of the reason i think it works for him is that the republican part see is sort of fractured right now and is arguing about the path to take. i mean, even within its own ranks and that definitely hess the president, who by the way has this -- i know we look at his 53% approval rating and wonder, that's relatively slow sometimes for a second term, beginning of a second term, but the republicans in congress have a 23, 24% approval rating, so, you know, you put those two things in combination and he's got a lot more room to maneuver and to push, and he seems to be very aggressive to do this. jenna: approval ratings aside, i don't want to mention the approval ratings of the media, we are pretty low in there too. that aside the president is goi
. next week mr. obama will visit newport news, virginia, where navy ship builders stand to lose their jobs if the equestionster takes effect. california congressman buck mckeown suspects the current white house urgency is really con strived. >> i've been talking for a year and a half. it is like the white house last week woke up, gee, we'll have sequestration. it was the president's idea originally. he put it on the stable. when we tried to change it a year ago he said no, no. anything you pass i'll veto. so, this just boggles my mind hearing them talk like this all of sudden now we've got a problem. >> reporter: the white house says the president's veto threat was about trying to avoid the sequester. the republicans say the president spent more time warning about the impact of sequester than negotiating with them to avoid it. jenna? jon: the president just spoke with mitch mcconnell, the republican leader in the senate for the first time since new year's? >> reporter: since before new year's in fact. jon: wendell goler at white house. thanks. jenna: well now, this fox news aler
. the latest as jodi arias takes the agenda. she could face a withering cross-examination. >>> president obama plans a trip to israel. what it could mean for his dicey relationship with benjamin netanyahu and our role in this volatile region. >>> how being facebook friends with someone could mean a big change in the courtroom. it is all "happening now." jenna: i don't think we're facebook friends, are we. jon: i don't think so. jenna: is that okay for our relationship? jon: that's a good thing. jenna: i think might be a good thing. jon: there is a cloud of controversy though hanging over the president's choice to lead the cia good wednesday morning to, to you, i'm jon scott. this is my nonfacebook friend. jenna: we're all friends. this is on a bigger level. i'm jenna lee. we're glad to have you as we look at this big story. john brennan gears up for his confirmation hearings tomorrow and he could face resistance from republicans democrats and some of the president's really usual supporters. it will come on a number of issues. all of this questioning, potential controversy from the program that
in benghazi, could soon put several of president obama's key nominees in jeopardy. why leading republican lawmakers are threatening to hold up their confirmation. >> i'm not still filibustering. >> what would they have have to do to bring this to a vote. >> i want to know who changed the talking points. references to al qaeda, talking points given to susan rice. more for you. >> no confirmation without information. you know, when secretary clinton said she had a clear-eyed assessment of the threats in libya, that proved after this hearing not to be true. the department of defense knew about the cable coming from our living ambassador saying he couldn't defend the consulate on august 15th. they knew about the deteriorating security situation, but the secretary of state didn't know anything about this. so she was blind, the president was disengaged, and the department of defense never launched one airplane to help these folks for seven and a half hours. this is complete system failure, and i'm going to get to the bottom of it. >> let me put it this way, it's been done many, many times, in f
cain and lindsey graham. it is also interesting to note, jon, lindsey graham is someone who supported obama supreme court nominees. he clearly is opposing hagel here. jon: primarily what a lot of these senators want is information on a number of fronts, especially on the benghazi attack. what happened, how muc did the white house know, how involved was the president? that's what they're looking for, right? >> yeah, that is what they're looking for. they did ask some questions of hillary clinton about what she said to the president. their talks that night. they want more information as far as what, what was happening that night as these reports were coming in that christopher stevens and others were in danger. what was the white house doing? they want more details on it. until they get those details senator john mccain said looks like he would support the filibuster. earlier in the week he was saying, suggesting he wouldn't. but he wants more answers. until he gets the answers looks like hagel could be stonewalled at least for this week. jon: how interesting and maybe ironic that the pivotal vote or
. tsa will not be funded. things like that. i think what we're seeing is the blame game. president obama has proved himself being very good at that. i think we're seeing it now again. he is very good at laying blame on the republicans for these things. jon: we're looking to cut two or three cents out of every federal dollar in spending, is that right? >> it is less, 10% or less, for across the government. which, you know, i can speak for, you know, just for myself. americans families over last several years have been cutting that sort of stuff from their budget. jon: for instance in, my world, if i were looking to cut some money, i could, you know, shave my cable tv bill. i could, maybe stop eating out at restaurants. or could i give away the family dog and tell me kids they can't go to college. and, it appears what the federal government is doing, is taking the most severe, sort of draconian measures, possible, under this system. >> to take this at face value, would be, would be to make the argument that the federal government, in, the monstrosity that is the federal government, does no
and controversial policies of the obama administration. good morning, i'm jon scott. jenna: hi, everybody. glad you're with us today. i'm jenna lee. these reports are surfacing of a confidential justice department memo that authorizes the killing of american citizens overseas in drone strikes. now there's a caveat. the killing is allowed if they're leaders of al qaeda or a associated terror group. this alone considered an imminent threat, even if there is it no clear evidence that a specific attack on the united states will take place in the immediate future. and the whole controversial issue sure to come up when the president's pick to head the cia john brennan, testifies at his confirmation hearings later this week. timing matters. chief intelligence correspondent herridge shirge is live in washington with more on this. >> reporter: this is clash between executive powers and congressional oversight. at center of this is the assertion by the obama white house it has the right to target american citizens for death without judicial review. and while saying they respect presidential authority in this
're punting. as president obama said yesterday it would simply raise the question, quote, do i end funding that helps disabled children or poor children? do i close this naval shipyard or that one? it is not a solution. and even members of the senate republican caucus have questioned the wisdom of this proposal. >> reporter: to further explain what he is saying there, there are republicans who don't love this proposal because they don't like the idea of giving the executive branch more power to move around money. jon? jon: yeah, so, we've got, what a few hours these cuts are ked scheduled to take effect. what are the republicans saying? >> republicans are saying essentially a lot of american families have to cut 2.4% of their personal budgets throughout the recession. so they feel like the, essentially this is not going to be a big deal. it is not going to be the end of the world. the number two senate republican predicts that these reductions will not crush our economy. >> let me repeat that in case people weren't listening. even when the spending cuts mandated by this sequestration, $85
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